Letter, Bushrod Washington to Judge Richard Peters, 1804 May 21
Scope and Contents
A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Bushrod writes that he is convinced the fire at Mt. Vernon was set by an incendiary, but he knows not whom to suspect -- he can impute no motive to any of his "domestics," all of whom exerted themselves to extinguish the fire -- still, great damage was done -- Mrs. Washington's health was impaired by the alarm, though she is recovering. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexa May 22," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington". [It is thought the fire may have endangered the mansion].
- 1804 May 21
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English